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I put in new batteries in my Pentax ist-D and now the auto focus will not function. I get no beep or light to indicate when it is in focus because even when I move the button from M to Auto, the view finder still shows the M on the screen. All was working fine until now.

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Remove the lens and clean the contacts on the camera body and the lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. Re-attach the lens and make sure the ring (if you have one) is set to "A".

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